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        Tariq Ali

        writer and activist, London

      1. Tariq Ali is a writer, journalist, filmmaker, and activist. He has been a prominent figure in the international left since the 1960s, when he first became involved in student politics while at Oxford University, most notably within the Vietnam Solidarity Campaign. He is a regular contributor to magazines and newspapers such as The Guardian, the London Review of Books, and CounterPunch, as well as a long-standing editor of the New Left Review. A prolific writer of non-fiction and fiction, Ali’s many books include: The Extreme Centre: A Warning (2015); On History: Tariq Ali and Oliver Stone in Conversation (2011); The Trials of Spinoza (2011); The Obama Syndrome: Surrender at Home, War Abroad (2010); The Protocols of the Elders of Sodom (2009); The Duel: Pakistan on the Flight Path of American Power (2008); Pirates of the Caribbean: Axis of Hope (2006); Conversations with Edward Said (2005); Rough Music: Blair, Bombs, Baghdad, London, Terror (2005); Speaking of Empire and Resistance (2005); Bush in Babylon: The Recolonization of Iraq (2004); The Clash of Fundamentalisms: Crusades, Jihads and Modernity (2002); 1968: Marching in the Streets (1998); The Stalinist Legacy: Its Impact on Twentieth-Century World Politics (1984); and the acclaimed series of historical novels, The Islamic Quintet, published by Verso Books. He also operates a weekly online review show, The World Today, produced for Venezuelan broadcaster teleSUR’s English language channel. Ali lives and works in London. [Last updated 2015]